First a recap of my tank. 45 gal
, 20 lbs of LR
, 10 lbs base rock (well on its way to LF) 40 lbs of LS
, 2 clowns, 1-6 Line Wrasse, 1 Fire Shrimp, 3 Emerald Crab, 10 Hermit Crab 14 Snails. Up and running now almost 2 months.
Normal testing is on Sat or Sun morning with 10% PWC
then test again on Wed. Night. This past week I tested Sat. evening with PWC
Tonights test mirrored Sat. test with two exceptions. Nitrate on Sat. was 10 (had been running 5) tonight it was around 8 or 9. Calcium has been climbing slowly. Sat. test was 460 tonights 480. I am assuming that I am getting the calcium from the Instant Ocean since I am not dosing anything. KH
has been a consistant 7 (125.3) PH stays around 8.2.
At what level should I be concerned about calcium levels and what would be the best way to control it? Would it be best for me to put off building my fish count and use the money to move forward with the corals? Right now I have one small frag of candy cane and one that is often mistaken for sun palyp.
As always, your help is greatly appreciated.